As per Wrestling Observer (via Cagesideseats.com), Braun Strowman was not removed from the WWE Universal Championship match because of his injury.
In fact, they have stated that a change in the opponent for Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble was the plan all along
While the backstage reason for Strowman being out of the match seems to be that this was the plan all along, it was an on-screen spat with the top boss Vince McMahon – which saw him destroy McMahon’s limousine – that resulted in the former RAW Tag Team Champion being thrown out of the match and thus losing his number one contender’s spot.
Finn Balor defeated John Cena, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin to become the new contender for Lesnar’s Universal Championship. The two will face off at Royal Rumble in a dream match for fans.
Royal Rumble will take place on January 27, 2019, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Apart from the Universal Championship match, we will also see two Royal Rumble matches – one for the men and one for the women.
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